1. Thursday, December 30, 2010

    hey our friend Heather has a new gig 

    and a new book

    first about her new job… from the world famous Rabbit Blog (which is about the same age as this one)

    This [Monday] morning I received several letters from concerned readers reassuring me that I’d find paid work soon. Worry not, fair readers! I left my job at Salon for a staff critic position at The Daily, an iPad-only publication described here and elsewhere. I’m writing about movies and TV now, which means that I occasionally shower, put on starchy pants, and drive across town to Beverly Hills to sit in the dark with other professional hermits. Exotic!

    I have a fun new job. That said, I completely understand why many would assume that I’m unemployable. Like most people, I’m ambivalent about work, and feel strongly that any form of employment amounts to grabbing ankle for The Man. I feel this way not because I’m an idealist, but because I value the idiosyncrasies of my mediocre mind far more than I should, and feel that my mind should wander hither and thither, without concern for deadlines and paychecks and other such trivialities. My anti-capitalist impulses derive from nothing more honorable than idle narcissism.

    Her interview with Smith magazine is really good and insightful, and gives you a good taste of her memoir “Disaster Preparedness”. But the best part is at the end when this exchange occurs:

    Q. Finally, Heather Havrilesky, what’s your Six-Word Memoir?
    A. Sluts’ dreams really do come true.

    Heather’s book comes out today.

    Disclosure: I dj’ed Heather’s wedding several moons ago and i think shes the tops.